Learning, fun and sunshine…
Today Year 5 spent a memorable day visiting the National Glass Centre and Penshaw Monument.
Our day began at the National Glass Centre where we had a tour of some the fascinating modern art currently on show. The salvaged bike that had been transformed into a light-emitting exercise machine particularly fascinated us!
The faster you pedal, the brighter the light!
Then we created our own glass mosaic tiles using the Olympics as our inspiration. Over the years Mrs Latham has discovered that the children always love this activity!
We placed small pieces of coloured glass over the designs we had drawn and glued them on a transparent tile.
After watching a video showing glass blowers at work, we ate our packed lunches on the roof of the Glass Centre. It was a weird experience looking down through the ceiling.
It didn’t rain!
Before returning to school we walked up Penshaw Hill to see for ourselves the famous landmark that the legendary Lambton Worm is said to have wrapped itself around.
This can be seen from miles away!
We have to thank the weather for helping to make our day such an enjoyable one.